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A history of digital media : an intermedia and global perspective

Author: Gabriele Balbi; Paolo Magaudda
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the punch card calculating machine to the personal computer to the iPhone and more, this in-depth text offers a comprehensive introduction to digital media history for students and scholars across media and communication studies, providing an overview of the main turning points in digital media and highlighting the interactions between political, business, technical, social, and cultural elements throughout  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriele Balbi; Paolo Magaudda
ISBN: 9781138630215 1138630217 9781138630222 1138630225
OCLC Number: 1008765500
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: "In several sections the text is an elaboration of the Italian book Storia dei media digitali. Rivoluzioni e continuità, published in 2014 by Laterza, Roma-Bari."--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Why study the history of digital media and how? --
The computer --
Internet --
The mobile phone --
The digitization of analog media.
Other Titles: Storia dei media digitali.
Responsibility: Gabriele Balbi and Paolo Magaudda.

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"In several sections the text is an elaboration of the Italian book Storia dei media digitali. Rivoluzioni e continuit a, published in 2014 by Laterza, Roma-Bari."--Back of title page.  Read more...

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